#TMZ has learned that @theweeknd is being sued for using his alter ego #Starboy in a comic book. The lawsuit comes from comic book writer #EymunTalasazan, who is accusing The Weeknd of creating a comic book universe four years ago that "revolved around R&B and rap stars."
Talasazan reportedly approached Abel Tesfaye's team, back in 2017, about incorporating "Starboy" into his work following the release of the 2016 lead single from his third studio album of the same name. Around that time, Eymun claims he filed a trademark for a #comicbook #hero version of "Starboy."
Talasazan's lawyer, Kirk Schenck, told @TMZ: "We are not sure why #Marvel and/or The Weeknd's representatives failed to file any trademark application for the use of Starboy for comic books and film/tv projects. If they really intended to use this word to identify goods or services in the comic book or film/tv classifications, they certainly should have." #hiphopapostle #hha #theweeknd #abeltesfaye #xo #legendofthefall